After contact from CAMERA, The Washington Post changed an op-ed which claimed that Israel didn’t allow in medical supplies to Gaza.
The Post’s April 15, 2020 Global Opinions op-ed by Tarek Loubani inaccurately claimed that Israel doesn’t allow in medical supplies to the Gaza Strip. Loubani asserted: “If Israeli authorities do not act to immediately lift the siege and allow in medical and other supplies, the virus will ravage not just Gaza, but Israel and other countries in the region as well [emphasis added].”
But, as CAMERA pointed out to Post staff, Israel does allow medical supplies into Gaza. Indeed, Israel has donated hundreds of medical supplies, including coronavirus test kits, to the Strip, which is ruled by Hamas, a U.S.-designated terror group that calls for Israel’s destruction. And, as CAMERA told Post staff, AP and other news outlets have, at CAMERA’s behest, recently corrected other articles which claim Israel doesn’t allow in medical supplies to Gaza.
Following contact from CAMERA, on April 17, 2020, the Post changed the wording to read: “If Israeli authorities do not act to immediately lift the siege and allow in more urgently-needed medical and other supplies, the virus will ravage not just Gaza, but Israel and other countries in the region…”
While CAMERA commends the Post for issuing this correction, we regret to see that the newspaper is uncritically publishing claims by an anti-Israel activist with a track record of distortions.
CAMERA will have more to say about this matter. Stay tuned for details.